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in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. >> reporter: assault weapons were band in the u.s. until 2004. today california's dianne feinstein says she's already working on new legislation that would ban them again. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively but prospectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> and pundits say friday's tragedy may have been a tipping point for the issue. there are long-time opponents to gun control and gun rights activists who say now is the time to consider reasonable restrictions even including lifetime n ra member senator joe manchin of west virginia. >>> the newtown shooting may have prompted many gun owners in the bay area to turn in their wells. over the weekend san francisco and oakland had gun buy-back events. more than 600 guns were turned in too police officers. gun owners got $200 in exchange. the event was so popular the officers had to give out ious. both locations saw crowds twice as large as expected. >>> and in headlines around th
marriage issue on california are learning to be patient. it turns out a prop 8 appeal will be on the u.s. supreme court justices' agenda again this friday. but it doesn't mean they will act on it. the court has no deadline for acting on cases. the court made the announcement this morning saying several gay marriage appeals are still on the table. friday is the fourth time that prop 8 and other cases concerning the "defense of marriage act" will be on the justices' agenda. we should know by friday afternoon or next monday morning if the judges issue an order this time. >>> a federal judge is blocking the state from enforcing its gay therapy law set to go into effect on january 1. the law bars licensed counselors from working to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. the judge ruled that the rights of the therapist outweigh concerns that the practice poses a danger to young people. however, the temporary block only applies to a handful of therapists who have already sued to overturn the ban. >>> and expect to see nudity on the steps of san francisco city hall again today. the board o
: this began when supporters of prop 8 appealed the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco's decision to declare the measure unconstitutional. >> the court has been waiting to gather all ten of these cases together and then they are going to make some kind of decision, either grant review in some of them or all of them or none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: cbs 5 legal expert rory little says the delay means nothing in the eyes of the court. the timeline for the appeals process will still play out the same. >> if they grant review in any of these cases, next friday, there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: if the court denies review, we could see changeses early as two weeks from now. the case will come back to the ninth circuit. once a mandate is filed, then same-sex marriage license can be issued. if they grant review, the status quo is maintained until the appeals process plays out. professor little says he expects if the court grants review, we will k
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